Attention deficit disorder in women

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Avatar m tn Long-term use by children raises particular concerns, especially in light of the widely popularized, but unsubstantiated belief, that blue-green algae is useful for attention deficit disorder. Blue-green algae can also contain a different kind of highly toxic substance, called anatoxin. In addition, when spirulina is grown with the use of fermented animal waste fertilizers, contamination with dangerous bacteria could occur.
Avatar f tn My 18 yo son has this disorder and has shattered cribs and beds. Last year we stayed in a hotel with tempurpedic type (memory foam) mattresses. He didn't bounce. He now has a memory foam pillow that he takes everywhere he goes. We also put a memory foam topper on his bed. It has really cut down his "bouncing". He has the form of RMD where he bounces his head or bangs his head against the bed. There is no rebound with the memory foam so he bounces much less.
Avatar m tn (a) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), (b) Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or conduct disorder, but it is difficult to disentangle those features from those of BPD. I certainly exhibited episodes of hyperactivity-impulsivity or just impulsivity, but I cannot find any detailed information about these early years since everyone who knew me then is now dead or not contactable. 2.7.1.
521840 tn?1348844371 A Common Source of Treatable Problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has generally been considered largely a disability of childhood, one that many people expect to leave behind as they grow to adulthood. Most of us think of ADHD as primarily a child’s problem that interferes with progress at school. We often picture hyperactive little boys with behavior problems.
535822 tn?1443980380 Phthalates may contribute to attention deficit Phthalates may also contribute to well documented increases in attention deficit disorder. Researchers in Korea compared phthalate levels in the urine of 261 school aged children between eight and 11 years old with symptoms of ADHD. Results confirmed a strong positive correlation between the two.
Avatar f tn Women in pink have been baring their chests for political protest. I don't know if it does their cause good or not. The scariest thing I've ever seen was a very overweight topless mama and her speedo clad tubby hubby approaching us on the beach in Bali. Beware, so called, paradise.
Avatar m tn Fish oil has also been proposed for attention deficit disorder, borderline personality disorder, dyslexia and cognitive impairment, but supporting evidence for these uses remains preliminary. Pregnancy: DHA is important for normal development and functioning of the brain and retina in the fetus and in infants. For this reason, it is thought that pregnant or nursing mothers may benefit from supplementation.
Avatar m tn This is a forum for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I think you might want to try another forum. However, I do know that growth hormone is given to children who have a severe growth problem. Whether your son's growth problem is severe enough, I don't know. I am also not sure at what age the treatments are started. I assume that since you gave his measurements in centimeters you are European.
Avatar m tn As many as 50%–80% of children with Tourette's disorder have some symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), including a short attention span, restlessness, poor concentration, and diminished impulse control. On average, ADHD will manifest two and a half years before the tics appear. A dual diagnosis of ADHD and tic disorder is associated with more severe tics and greater social impairment than for tic disorder by itself.
Avatar dr m tn I mentioned previously that attention deficit disorder was associated with sleep apnea. In an interesting study that came out in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers recruited 78 children who were about to undergo a tonsillectomy for various reasons including recurrent infections or sleep apnea and compared them against 22 other children undergoing other types of surgical procedures.
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2012762 tn?1332969093 Finally, certain people live into adulthood with thinking troubles that are later diagnosed as learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed into adulthood. There are several potentially treatable causes to your symptoms. I strongly suggest you share your concerns with your physician.
Avatar n tn The only other medication I’m on besides birth control is Concerta (which I take for Attention Deficit Disorder). Could that be a reason things are like this?
Avatar f tn A different meaning for “planned parenthood” Of course, if a young woman can follow a healthy diet for a few years before beginning her family, she’s much more likely to have very healthy babies who will grow into healthy children who don’t suffer from attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities in the first place. When I work with young women who are planning to start their families, I always emphasize whole-food, unrefined, unprocessed diets.
Avatar f tn ” The study, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, found the cellphone exposure affected the development of neurons in the same region of the brain responsible for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. “I also ask my pregnant patients not to stand in front of their microwaves directly, and when they carry their phones not to carry them on their waist,” said , head of urogynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.Dr.
Avatar m tn ” The children who took the essential fatty acid supplements also had an unexpected—but significant improvement in their relationships with their parents. Giving young children with attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, and learning disabilities at least 2 teaspoons of cod liver oil along with 300 milligrams of GLA (and 200 IU of vitamin E as mixed tocopherols) daily is very safe and will likely achieve the same or even better results observed by Dr. Portwood and her team.
1831414 tn?1318862548 Finally, certain people live into adulthood with thinking troubles that are later diagnosed as learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed into adulthood. There are several potentially treatable causes to your daughter’s symptoms. I strongly suggest you continue to share your concerns with her physician.
469720 tn?1388149949 “About one in three older persons taking at least five medications will experience an adverse drug event each year, and about two thirds of these patients will require medical attention.”— Hanlon JT, et al. Adverse drug events in high risk older outpatients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1997;45:945-8.
Avatar f tn ” The study, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, found the cellphone exposure affected the development of neurons in the same region of the brain responsible for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. “I also ask my pregnant patients not to stand in front of their microwaves directly, and when they carry their phones not to carry them on their waist,” said , head of urogynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.Dr.
3197167 tn?1348972206 Reading and literacy skills Spatial-temporal reasoning Mathematical abilities - Even children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder benefit in mathematics tests from listening to music beforehand. Emotional intelligence The Mozart effect Earlier it has been thought that listening to classical music, particularly Mozart, enhances performance on cognitive tests. However, recent findings show that listening to any music that is personally enjoyable has positive effects on cognition.
Avatar n tn Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life" by Sari Solden (interestingly, Hallowell and Ratey, the authors of Driven to Distraction, both wrote a forward in her book). This book focuses on females with AD/HD because the disorder often manifests itself differently in females and males. Also, I am so interested in the topic of females with AD/HD, that I wrote my Master's Thesis on the topic.
410877 tn?1245977372 D wrote me and wrote me again two hours later when I didn't respond. Worked in my favor that my girlfriend was over. He really was cute, asking me to be his girlfriend again, I must admit. He swears he'll never have another drop of anything. I'm worth every ache and pain that he has created for himself, and he went on to tell me that he's not worth the pain, hurt, and lies.
Avatar f tn hyperactivity in children and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obesity and weight loss; whooping cough; and gastrointestinal disorders including ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and peptic ulcer disease. Women use evening primrose oil in pregnancy for preventing high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia), shortening labor, starting labor, and preventing late deliveries.
Avatar n tn I would ask your doctor for a trial of a stimulant such as is ordinarily given for attention deficit disorder. That doesn't mean you have that, only that that class of medications may have the effect that you want. See if that works before going any further.
7157455 tn?1393307449 Or is it more likely we don’t want to take the time to understand these children? If you or someone you know has a child that has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chances are the child is actually just fine. At least this is what the “father” of ADHD, Leon Eisenberg, would presumably say if he were still alive.
Avatar f tn (There's no evidence so far, however, that marijuana use during pregnancy causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). One study even found that young children whose mothers smoked marijuana during pregnancy had a higher risk of leukemia than those whose mothers did not. What's more, there's no way to know if the pot you're smoking has been laced with other drugs (such as PCP) or contaminated with pesticides, which would put your baby at even higher risk.
Avatar n tn I need to know how concerned I should be about him having elevated prolactin levels. My son is 7 years old and has autistic disorder. He is in the 2nd grade. He is very verbal and has never had a verbal delay as a baby. His main issues now with that is social language. He functions academically a year behind his peers due to a major crisis in Dec.2002.
Avatar f tn Since you know you have OCD and bi-polar, chances are you are in the care of a physician. Let him know, of course, about this feeling - feelings can be VERY important warnings that something is not right physiologically. Have you had a good, over-all medical workup, including screenings for allergy/autoimmune issues? Sometimes our psychiatrists don't catch these things. Have you been evaluated for possible ADD?
Avatar m tn I suspect I might has attention deficit disorder and need a solution desperately as I fear failing my studies.Please advise.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Valerian may also help children who have problems falling asleep and may reduce anxiety and improve sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). How much to take Adults can take 450 to 600 mg per day. Check with a doctor about dosing for children. Words to the wise Valerian often causes headaches and upset stomach. It is not clear whether this herb is safe to use during pregnancy, as it has not been studied for this use.